In order to even start thinking about getting financial compensation for a delayed flight, basic conditions must be met to make it worth claiming compensation from the airline for the given flight - and not a waste of your time. The main conditions are:
- length of delayed flight at final destination
- whether this is a flight subject to EU Regulation (EC) 261/2004 or whether there are other options and forms of obtaining compensation (flight miles, gift vouchers).
There are also supplemental conditions for obtaining possible financial damages for a delayed flight, such as:
- distance from initial location and final destination for calculating the amount of your damages
- delayed flight was caused by circumstances that the airline could or could not have controlled.
The combination of factors described above subsequently defines whether a potential claim for obtaining financial compensation has been incurred, and the amount thereof.
Delays (at the target destination following prebooking and/or rerouting)
|Distance||Less than 2h||From 2h to 3h||From 3h to 4h||More than 4h
or no flight
took place at all
|Less than 1500km||0€||0€||250€||250€|
|From 1500 km to 3500km||0€||0€||400€||400€|
|More than 3500km||0€||0€||300€||600€|